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Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that welcomes thousands of pilgrims from all over the world every year since the 12th century. The historic city has been awarded by its conservation criteria and has a wealth of refurbished buildings featuring a contemporary approach of traditional construction techniques. Beyond the historic core, contemporary architecture leads the successful urban renovation with new buildings as for example the Galician Center for Contemporary Art designed by Pritzker architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.

Whether famous whether hidden, we can guide you through specially selected projects and sites in our group tours around Galicia. Let us lead you around the transformed west valley (including SGAE Central Office and Vaquería Housing), explore the City of Culture by Peter Eisenman or travel towards the coast where contemporary architecture is located in natural areas (as the Finisterre Cemetery), in harbour cities as Vigo and A Coruña or in traditional fishing villages.

All our tours are completely led by local architects and supported with clearly explained facts and drawings that provide a broad view on the planning and territorial strategies alongside each particular building. If you want to focus on a specific issue, we can customize a tour according with your requirements. Maybe you want a deep glance on particular materials and techniques (stone, wood, etc.), visit certain typologies (housing, education or cultural complexes) or the buildings of a certain architect or period. We can also organize accommodation in special hotels as well as make reservations at restaurants and cafés.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Galicia!


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